A Gathering in Celebration of Ohio Farms and Flavors

Sunday, September 7, 2014 4:30 p.m.
Jorgensen Farms, Westerville, Ohio

Registration is now closed.

Join OEFFA for an elegant evening of local fare crafted by central Ohio's finest chefs. Surrounded by organic fields, diners will enjoy guided tours of Jorgensen Farms, a social hour featuring drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and a delicious locally-sourced meal. The menu will feature the bounty of Ohio’s sustainable farms with all proceeds to support OEFFA.

Local farms and flavors will be thoughtfully woven into every aspect of the menu. Save your seat and here's what you'll have to look forward to:

Hors D'oeuvres

Prepared by Executive Chef David Tetzloff

Braised Pork Ragu

with roasted sweet corn and heirloom tomatoes over polenta

Prepared by Executive Chef Tom Smith

Beefsteak Tomato Salad

with fennel, cucumber, pickled onions, and limoncello vinaigrette

Prepared by Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani


Garlic and Rosemary Braised Angus Beef in cabernet

Chicken and Spinach Roulade with sweet corn pudding

Braised Pork Bellies with kale and chard

Prepared by Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani

Sweet Butternut Squash Pie

with goat cheese marshmallow, bourbon maple syrup, and crispy sage

Prepared by Executive Chef Darren Grieves

Note: Menu is subject to change. Vegetarian options available upon request.


About Jorgensen Farms


Jorgensen Farms is a 65 acre organic farm in Westerville, Ohio. Certified organic since 2002, it is one of central Ohio’s longest certified farms. Owner Val Jorgensen is a passionate steward of her land and a leader in Ohio’s sustainable agriculture community. She produces honey, produce, culinary and medicinal herbs, cut flowers, pasture-raised lamb and beef, machine washable pelts, and a variety of artisan products on her diversified farm, which regularly hosts weddings and other special events.

Jorgensen farms

Photos by Ashley West and Ely Brothers


About the Chefs


Jorgensen Farm

Alfonso Contrisciani — One of only 67 Certified Master Chefs in the U.S., Alfonso Contrisciani is Academic Dean of Hospitality Programs and Director of Practicum Properties at Hocking College. He was named “Restaurateur of the Year” by the International Food and Beverage Forum in 2004, competed in the International Culinary Olympics in 1992, 1996, and 2000, and has orchestrated several presidential dinners, including President Obama’s inaugural balls. He owns Plate, a farm to table restaurant in New Albany, and oversees The Hocking College Inn and Rhapsody, the college’s training restaurant in Nelsonville.


Tom Smith - Executive Chef at The Worthington Inn since 2002, Tom Smith has trained in the kitchens of Columbus's top chefs including Lindey's, Rigsby's Cuisine Volatile, and Alex's Bistro.

David Tetzloff - As Executive Chef and co-owner of G.Michael's Bistro and Bar, David Tetzloff has been cooking up unique, delectable dishes at G. Michael's for more than 10 years. He earned his A.D.S. in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in South Carolina in 1996.

Darren Grieves - Darren Grieves is Executive Chef at Third & Hollywood, an American bistro located in downtown Grandview Heights. Darren has spent the last eight years leading culinary teams for Northstar Cafes and Third & Hollywood, helping the restaurant to become one of the preeminent casual culinary experiences in Ohio, focusing on local and artisanal ingredients. His travels around the globe have influenced his philosphy of sourcing extraordinary ingredients from responsible producers, including more than a dozen in Ohio.

Jorgensen Farm




Tickets include dinner, drinks, and an optional tour of the farm.

All proceeds support OEFFA’s ongoing work to grow Ohio’s sustainable and organic agriculture movement.

Registration is now closed. For more information, contact Milo Petruziello (614) 421-2022 Ext. 206 or dinner@oeffa.org.


Local Partners

The Going Green Store, Jorgensen Farms, Kevin Morgan Studio, Northstar Cafe, Seventh Son Brewing Co., Snowville Creamery, Storehouse Tea, Sunny Meadows Flower Farm, WCBE

Media support and dinner music
are being provided by WCBE.